This thematic progam is anchored in SDG 3 that ensures healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Of particular concern is improving maternal and neo-natal health (MDG 5) which has been very slow. IRCK aims to address the challenges of poor health outcomes in rural and urban areas, conflict affected and undeserved communities by working within the existing health framework to establish and promote health and social well-being programs that provide rapid and long-term capacity-building and access to health care to improve health and quality of life, and will give children, mothers and communities more control over their health status.
Religious leaders empowered to articulate issues on social protection of vulnerable groups (UNCRC, Children’s Act 2001, Health Laws, Sexual offences Act and Anti- Trafficking bill among others) and Religious leaders supported to advocate for social protection of vulnerable groups..
Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is implementing an ECD project (0-3years) dubbed, Strengthening Faith systems for ECD in Kenya funded by the Hilton foundation which is a 3 year project. The target counties are Busia, Vihiga, Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Kakamega, Nyamira within the Lake Region Economic bloc. The project seeks to build the capacity of the Inter faith leaders in the target counties, in order to advocate for Nurturing Care Framework and positive parenting.
Inter-Religious Council of Kenya partnered with African Council for Religious Leaders (ACRL) and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to create community awareness particularly within the informal settlements of Kenya, rural communities in high prevalence/vulnerable counties and the country at large.
The Inter- Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) is a coalition of the major faith communities in Kenya that mobilizes the unique moral and social resources of Religious People to address shared concerns in Kenya. IRCK with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is implementing “Faith for Vaccine (F4V) Back to School (BTS) ESIR and Better Health Care” Project. The aim of the project is to enhance access to and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination in Kenya; Strengthen child protection systems and Improve sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response practices in Kenya.
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